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The nation's largest insurer and the state's university health system intend to offer a health plan option to self-funded employers in California and pursue research drawing upon a huge reservoir of patient data.
The drug’s manufacturer says it has an expiration date of 12 to 18 months but that includes distribution time, so many customers find they have to buy a new device at least once a year.
The flu vaccine is available for longer windows of time. Experts say to weigh convenience and science in deciding when to roll up your sleeve.
Pricey and unproven therapies that sound too good to be true probably are.
A voucher awarded to companies that find treatments for rare childhood diseases can be sold to the highest bidder — and then used to speed up approvals for much more common drugs.
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Though fluoride has been added to water for decades to prevent tooth decay, grassroots opposition still pops up in towns and cities around the country.
Blood tests for marijuana aren’t an accurate measure of impairment for drivers, and there isn’t an easy roadside sobriety test for pot yet. California and four other states where recreational marijuana is on the ballot might learn from Colorado’s experience.
Under a new law, you could get money back if you were charged out-of-network prices after going to a medical provider who is listed in your health plan’s network.
Twenty dying people, at peace with their mortality, shared their views on life, love and death with a Los Angeles artist for an exhibit at the Museum of Tolerance.
As more and more clinics offer controversial treatments, especially in California, the agency is seeking to clarify its regulatory standards.
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